Food & Nutrition Senior Nutrition Program

Serving persons sixty years and older and their spouses who live in New London County, Windham County and parts of Tolland County.

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Senior Nutrition Program

The program provides a daily hot lunch meal at Senior Community Cafes located within Senior Centers throughout our service area Monday through Friday. Meals-on-Wheels delivery is available on a referral basis by the Visiting Nurse, Social Worker, Doctor office, Hospital, municipal agent, family, friends, and clients themselves. Meals are delivered to the home Monday through Friday with frozen meals provided for weekends. Some towns may vary on delivery days. Meals provided are nutritionally balanced and within the guidelines of a no-added-salt and no-added-sugar diet.

Seniors also gain access to other services offered through TVCCA such as Energy Assistance.

Nutritious Meals

Delivered hot to the home and provide 1/3 of the Recommended Dietary needs for seniors.

Supporting Independence

Meals help support the independence and well-being of seniors with a daily “wellness check” by delivery personnel.

Socialization Opportunity

Congregate dining provides a nutritional meal along with fellowship and access to social activities at the various Senior Community cafes.

Emergency Meals

Distribution of emergency meals to be used in event of program closure due to inclement weather.

How can I know if I qualify?

  • Homebound elderly, aged 60 years or more who require home delivered meals due to medical necessity or social isolation.
  • Must be unable to access one of the Community Cafes.
  • Spouses and dependent children may also qualify.
  • Registration completed by program staff upon referral from physician, VNA, discharge planners, social workers, family, neighbors, or self. Client assessments conducted by Nutrition Assessors from Senior Resources Agency on Aging.
  • Data needed include: basic demographic information, plus last 4 digits of Social Security number, medical information, length of need for service, and secondary contact numbers.
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Are there Costs or Fees for Meals?

Funding is partially provided by Federal/State and local sources. A donation is suggested that is used to expand the service, though no one is denied a meal for not donating. Current suggested donation $3.00 a meal (as set by the Program Council) or whatever the client can afford.

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